• Future of Regtech

    Sheppard Mullin

    PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT YOU MUST BOOK @UNIVERSE https://fin.sv/2EmAGzW What does the Future look like for Regtech? #futureregtech Launching an ICO or got an FinTech startup? Book a demo table & get a video of your 3min pitch! Want to pay with Cryptocurrency? Pay for Tickets Here https://fin.sv/2rqSoue Ben Duranske, CEO/COFounder Beam Beam is a fintech compliance and product leader with deep experience across the financial services, regulatory, and technology industries. At Beam, Ben and the team are building the world’s most advanced suspicious activity reporting and transaction monitoring platform. Before co-founding Beam, Ben served as Chief Compliance Officer of Facebook Payments from the subsidiary's 2010 formation through mid-2015. While at Facebook, Ben built a global compliance team, managed worldwide licenses and regulator relationships, and directed internal compliance software builds and external compliance software requisition. Prior to Facebook, Ben worked at PayPal, and before that, he represented payments and platform companies in private practice as an attorney. Ben has also consulted with and served on the Boards of Directors of several fintechs, including both startups and established companies, and taught classes at Santa Clara Law. He earned his J.D. at the University of California Berkeley, Boalt Hall. Michael Gilroy Partner Canaan Partners Michael invests in entrepreneurs building enterprise software and fintech companies. He is interested in talking to founders building the next generation enterprise tools and fintechs solving the structural issues in finance. Deeply passionate about building the entrepreneurial community in fintech, Michael launched Canaan’s FinTech Central in 2015, a quarterly event series covering trends in fintech. Previously, Michael advised technology companies with GCA Savvian and Matrix Capital. He received a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. Perla Stoeckert, CCO Tipaliti Perla joined Tipalti in November 2018 as the Chief Compliance Officer. She has more than 15 years experience in financial services, including firms engaged in foreign exchange, online payments, funds transfers, and deposit operations. Prior to Tipalti, Perla has served in executive global roles in risk and compliance at OFX, FXCM, and Commonwealth Foreign Exchange (MoneyCorp). Jeremy Kaufmann Principal Scale Venture Partners Jeremy focuses on companies adding machine intelligence to business and vertical software, especially industries untouched by the first decade of SaaS . As well, he is excited about frontier technologies including drones, robotics, and novel applications of AI across the IOT stack and his efforts have contributed to investments in KeepTruckin, Solvvy, Cognata, and TechSee. Prior to joining ScaleVP, Jeremy worked on the Sales Strategy and Business Operations team at Salesforce, where he served as a strategy lead for the SMB business. Colleen McDonald Structured Finance Partner Sheppard Mullin Colleen is a seasoned securitization and structured finance attorney with significant market know-how in terms of both working capital financing and capital markets transactions. Colleen works with banks, marketplace lenders and alternative capital providers, fintech companies, sellers and investors to structure debt transactions. Colleen, and her colleagues in Sheppard Mullin’s Financial Services Group, help clients navigate the U.S. regulatory structure particularly as it relates to lending products. MODERATOR: Mark Albertson, Silicon Valley journalist whose stories are regularly published for SiliconANGLE Media and Blasting News. He was previously a senior writer for the San Francisco Examiner and CBS-Bay Area. He specializes in coverage of Fintech and cybsersecurity topics, in addition to writing regularly about enterprise computing. 6:30pm to 7:00pm Networking 7:00pm to 8:00pm panel 8:00pm to 8:30pm ICOs & FinTech startups Demo Pitches/Networking

  • Future Blockchain & Crypto

    Sheppard Mullin

    PLS NOTE: THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT YOU MUST BOOK @UNIVERSE https://fin.sv/2DPCzGe What does the Future look like for Blockchain & Crypto? #blockchaincryptofuture Launching an ICO or got an FinTech startup? Book a demo table & get a video of your 3min pitch! Want to pay with Cryptocurrency? Pay for Tickets Here https://fin.sv/2rqSoue Jeremy Almond CEO PayStand Paystand is a business to business focused digital payment company. Jeremy started his career as an engineer at nanotech startup Digital Instruments, later acquired by Veeco (Nadaq: VECO). At Veeco he led the enterprise architecture, helping shrink massive computers down to devices that now fit in our pockets. Since then Jeremy has worked as an operator and investor at a number of startups & established companies to drive improvements in digital commerce, ERP, and payments. He holds a computer engineering degree from the University of California and masters from the University of Massachusetts, where he did his thesis on how technology can help drive positive change in a broken financial system. JP Bedoya VP Product & Design Civic JP has over 15 years of experience developing and designing consumer and enterprise products. He previously served as head of Product Design at The Climate Corporation, overseeing product experience and user research and VP of Product at LifeLock, where he oversaw consumer products, new member acquisition, and new product development. Pierre Wolff VP Tierion Pierre is a 20+ year veteran of Silicon Valley as a business strategist, startup advisor/mentor, and people-connector in the tech industry. At Tierion, a company that has developed a "proof engine" leveraging a decentralized network of nodes for time-stamping and anchoring digital content on the Bitcoin Blockchain, Pierre runs business development after having been an advisor there for two years. Pierre is also a Managing Director at ExecConnect, a consultancy where he focuses on helping financial and technology companies better understand the blockchain and cryptocurrency related ecosystems. In addition to advising several startups, he is an advisor to Science Blockchain, a Santa Monica-based blockchain-focused incubator that raised a venture fund using a registered security token offering in November 2017. When not in his day job, Pierre is a regular participant at various blockchain and cryptocurrency events as a moderator or panelist, discussing regulatory, business model, and technology suitability issues. Moderator: John Boitnott, Journalist/Digital Consultant. John has worked at TV, newspapers, radio and Internet companies for 20 years. He's an advisor at StartupGrind.com and has written for Fast Company, NBC, Inc Magazine, Entrepreneur, BusinessInsider, USAToday and Venturebeat among others.Moderator: John Boitnott, Journalist/Digital Consultant. John has worked at TV, newspapers, radio and Internet companies for 20 years. He's an advisor at StartupGrind.com and has written for Fast Company, NBC, Inc Magazine, Entrepreneur, BusinessInsider, USAToday and Venturebeat among others.

  • 2019 Bull or Bear Crypto Market?

    Sheppard Mullin

    PLS NOTE: THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT YOU MUST BOOK @UNIVERSE https://fin.sv/2DFu3Js Will 2019 be a Bull or Bear Crypto Market? Join us to find out #2019bullorbearcrypto Launching an ICO or got a Blockchain startup? Book a demo table & get a video of your 3min pitch! Want to pay with Cryptocurrency? Pay for Tickets Here https://fin.sv/2rqSoue Matthew Le Merle, CoFounder Fifth Era & Managing Partner Keiretsu Capital, the world’s largest angel network and most active US venture investor. Matthew is a sought-after speaker and innovation consultant having worked at McKinsey, A.T. Kearney, Monitor, Booz and Gap. Matthew has degrees from Christ Church, Oxford (MA/BA) and Stanford (MBA). He was born in London, UK and now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Alison Davis, and their five children. Miko Matsumura Founder Evercoin Miko founded crypto exchange Evercoin, and is a Limited Partner with the Pantera Capital ICO Fund (a $100M ICO-only fund). He is personally invested in FileCoin, Brave, CIVIC, Propy and Lyft. As chief Evangelist for the Java Language and Platform he participated in the first wave of the Internet, and is now fully engaged in the crypto-fueled Internet of value. As a 25 year operating exec in Silicon Valley, he has raised over $50 million in capital for Open Source startups. He currently advises cryptocurrency startups like WiFiCoin, Guardian Circle (Decentralized Global 911 Emergency Services) and Hub (Decentralizing Professional Social Networking). He is also an LP with Focus Ventures, a firm with over $800M under management, 9 IPOs and 44 exits. He holds an Master’s degree in Neuroscience from Yale University where he worked on abstract computational neural networks. He’s leads the Crypto Underground meetup in San Francisco and is a speaker at the upcoming Token Fest, Keynoting at ICOnference NYC, Blockchain Life in St. Petersburg Russia, Global Blockchain Summit, The Future of Money Summit, and Coin Agenda in Las Vegas. Robin Verderosa VP Product Marketing BitGo Robin brings the knowledge of the crypto industry combined with the needs of the financial markets. She spearheaded the company’s expansion into custody and the launch of BitGo Trust Company, the first qualified custodian purpose-built for digital assets. Robin brings more than 25 years of product management and product marketing experience with financial services and fintech companies to her role. She spent most of her career at Interactive Data Corporation (acquired by Intercontinental Exchange in 2015), where she led the product management team that built web and mobile market data services for day traders, wealth managers, and futures and commodities traders. Jamie Finn, CoFounder Securitize Jamie is an well traveled executive who has worked in 6 countries with startups & corporates. He is a currently the co-founder and President of Securitize, the leading platform for Security Token Issuances. During his more than 18 years of experience he has participated in over $500m worth of transactions including Kontera, Sansa Security, Jajah, Tokbox, RingRing Media and Zingy and has seen his share of meeting rooms across the globe. His previous employers include Ericsson, Telefònica o2 and AT&T and he has worked at numerous startups including Zingy, RingRing Media, Thumbplay, Kontera and Sansa Security and Aki Technologies. Moderator: Phil Jeudy Director Baywatch Lab Baywatch Lab is a company part of a Family Office which controls a distribution network with a worldwide reach. Phil writes chronicles about the startup ecosystem onLe Journal de la Silicon Valley at L'Express.fr Phil co-organized non-conferences (Barcamps) in Paris focusing on Mobile, Video and Open Source. Phil introduced the first (and only so far) Ignite events in Paris. Phil is Advisor of several startups, including Fairwai.com, Nextuser.com, Bluefox.io

  • Blockchain for Social Good

    Sheppard Mullin

    PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT YOU MUST BOOK @UNIVERSE https://fin.sv/2D1sK7B Learn about all you need to know about the possibilities of how the Blockchain can serve Social Good #blockchainsocialgood Launching an ICO or got a Blockchain startup? Book a demo table & get a video of your 3min pitch! Want to pay with Cryptocurrency? Pay for Tickets Here https://fin.sv/2rqSoue Daisy Ozim Director Blockchain for Social Justice collective. This is a platform designed to promote education and access of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency for marginalized communities. Daisy has worked to support the inclusion of women in the blockchain ecosystem through her tireless advocacy efforts. She is a founding member of the Black Womens Blockchain Council, and advisor for SHEQ wallet, a cryptocurrency wallet specifically designed for women and is now working on statewide efforts to establish blockchain policy and education for economic development non-profits. Daisy hosts events to bring women together and educate them in order to diversify the blockchain space. Jomari Peterson Creator The Digital Reserve which is the cost-based proof of stake protocol which will be used to facilitate eliminating predatory lending. Prior to The Digital Reserve, he delivered a 10x return as the Co-founder for the Quantum Resistant Ledger, leading to a $100 Million+ Valuation. He is also an avid supporter of social enterprises and non-profit activities at the Oasis Project where he helped facilitate the raise of over 1 million dollarsr. He is a PhD Candidate at Carnegie Mellon University in Engineering & Public Policy with a focus on risk assessment and system design and graduate of the MBA and Civil Engineering Program at Howard University. Robert Greenfield, CoCreator ConsenSys Social Impact Robert is the Global Social Impact Technical Lead at Consensys, the leading firm within the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency markets. He helped co-found ConsenSys Social Impact, an organization dedicated to the application of blockchain technology across all social impact vectors. His core focus with ConsenSys Social Impact is to support the firm in its consultancy, partnerships, and capacity building across the global social sector ecosystem. Prior, Robert has spent his professional career at Goldman Sachs, Teach for America, and, most recently Cisco Systems. Anitha Beberg CEO Seva Exchange Corp which is an AI and blockchain startup that is reinventing volunteerism. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Anitha spent a decade in Software Project Management and worked in companies such as Siemens, Sun, Cadence, and HP. Seva Exchange was formed after Edgar Cahn, (the creator of timebanking) gave her the title of Senior Timebanking Fellow and asked her to start a for-profit timebanking entity that would also support the nonprofit. Vivi Lin Partner Crypto Capital She is an award-winning TV personality and blockchain advisor. She is currently founder and CEO of blockchain-focused TV channel “On the Blocks”, and partner at Crypto Capital which invests in and incubates blockchain startups, in which she advises blockchain startups on media strategy and investor relations. MODERATOR: Mark Albertson, Silicon Valley journalist whose stories are regularly published for SiliconANGLE Media and Blasting News. He was previously a senior writer for the San Francisco Examiner and CBS-Bay Area. He specializes in coverage of Fintech and cybsersecurity topics, in addition to writing regularly about enterprise computing. He is also an experienced video and TV producer, having created Tech Closeup, a nationally syndicated program on technology that aired on ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX affiliate stations over the course of four years. 6:30pm to 7:00pm Networking 7:00pm to 8:00pm panel 8:00pm to 8:30pm ICOs & Cryptocurrency/Blockchain startups Demo Pitches/Networking

  • Women in the Blockchain

    Sheppard Mullin

    PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT YOU MUST BOOK @UNIVERSE https://fin.sv/2N35dZa Learn about the successes & issues Women face working with the Blockchain #blockchainwomen Launching an ICO or got an FinTech startup? Book a demo table & get a video of your 3min pitch! Want to pay with Cryptocurrency? Pay for Tickets Here https://fin.sv/2rqSoue Karen Hsu Chief Revenue Officer BlockCypher With over 20 years of experience in technology companies, Karen is co-inventor of 5 patents and has worked in a variety of engineering, marketing and sales roles to bring new products to market. She has worked on Data Integration, Business Intelligence, and CRM solutions at companies including IBM, Siebel Systems, Informatica, and SugarCRM. She has also worked closely with standards organizations such as SWIFT, NACHA and ACORD. As an undergraduate at Stanford University, Karen co-founded BASES, one of largest student run organizations at Stanford today dedicated to entrepreneurship. Karen has a Bachelors of Science degree in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University. Lily Liu,CoFounder Earn.com Lily is a cryptocurrency investor and advisor, with a background as a CFO and operating executive in the US and China. Most recently, Lily co-founded Earn.com which was recently acquired by Coinbase. Previously, Lily was the CFO of Chinaco Hospital Corporation, where she built a 500-bed, international standard general hospital in Cixi, just outside of Shanghai. It was China’s first foreign joint venture, private general hospital. Lily also worked at KKR in New York as well as McKinsey in New York and Beijing. Lily received a BA in Economics and International Relations from Stanford, and studied East Asian Studies at Harvard. Shuonan Chen, Founding Partner IOVC/Agile VC, CEO of Shinect (Silicon Valley-based community of 5,000+ engineers passionate about entrepreneurship), and Board Member of North America Blockchain Association. At IO and Agile, Shuo has invested in and helped various startups globalize and expand into new markets; notable investments include Boom (unicorn), Chariot (acquired by Ford), Checkr (unicorn), Grubmarket, Matternet, Node.io, Rescale and Zenreach. She is also a Lecturer at UC Berkeley and Faculty at Singularity University. Prior, Shuo worked at Goldman Sachs in investment banking, where she was involved in deals including Alibaba’s $21.8 billion IPO, the largest IPO in US history. There, she also helped run the convertibles business and represented the firm on the Board of Women in Finance. Before that, Shuo was at PwC, where she worked on Google’s $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola and LinkedIn’s $119 million acquisition of SlideShare. She also ran Cashify, a social enterprise for financial literacy. Shuo graduated cum laude from UC Berkeley with a triple major (and 2 minors) in 3 years, and has been a Board Member for Berkeley’s alumni association. She also completed a JD with the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where her work on financial regulation will be soon published by Cambridge University Press. Vanishree Rao, PhD, Senior Cryptographer Intertrust Technologies Vanishree is passionate about identifying security pain points and designing, developing, and deploying security/cryptography solutions. At Intertrust Technologies currently her main focus areas are blockchain technologies, white box cryptography and digital rights management. Prior to Intertrust, she was a Research Scientist at Xerox PARC, where she worked on various government-funded as well as industry-need driven security projects. She obtained her PhD in Theoretical Cryptography from UCLA. Her advisor was Professor Amit Sahai, a world-renowned Cryptographer. She has worked on various areas in cryptography, including, zero-knowledge proofs, multi-party computation protocols, key exchange protocols and program obfuscation. 6:30pm to 7:00pm Networking 7:00pm to 8:00pm panel 8:00pm to 8:30pm ICOs & FinTech startups Demo Pitches/Networking

  • Back to the Crypto Future Conference: Premium Crypto Conference Post Regulation

    PLEASE NOTE: TICKETS ARE LIMITED BOOK @UNIVERSE https://fin.sv/2uex3Gz Want to pay in cryptocurrency Book Tickets Here https://fin.sv/2QjKkqR Meet Thought Leaders, VCs, Investors and Entrepreneurs & learn about future of Blockchain Investment, Token Economy, Regulation & more 8:30am Registrations & Breakfast 9am Regulation Panel: Scott Walker, SEC; Katherine Wu, Messari; Tony Lai, Legal.io; Carla Carriveau, Circle; moderator Adam Juratovac, Juratovac Law 10am Tokens 2.0: Daisy Ozim, Blockchain for Social Justice Collective; Jordan Davis Tokensoft, Corey Harris, Dispatch.io; John Cooper, Abelian Technologies moderator Pierre Wolff 10:45am Coffee break 11am Decentralized Exchanges: Bryce Clemmer, IHT Coin; Austin Alexander, Kraken Exchange; Yiseul Cho FBG Capital; Ken Kavanaugh, Everbloom moderator Mark Albertson noon LUNCH 1pm Investment Funds: Bart Stephens, Blockchain Capital; Mark Hamade Vivaris Capital; Jalak Jobanputra, Future Perfect Ventures; Shuonan Chen, IOVC/Agile VC moderator John Boitnott journalist 2pm Token Platform Providers: Mason Borda, Tokensoft ; David Streltsoff, AmbiSafe; Mike Zajko, Coinlist; Elliott Feeny, BTC Labs ; Jamie Finn Securitize moderator Mark Albertson journalist 2:45pm Coffee break 3pm Utility Tokens vs Security Tokens: Monette Stephens, Tokensoft; Jamie Finn, Securitize; Marta Belcher, Ropes & Gray; Tony Lai, Legal.io moderator Adam Juratovac, Juratovac Law 4pm Scaling the Blockchain: Wayne Vaughan, Tierion; Jason Barkeloo, Knowbella Tech; Dr Stephen Tse Harmony; Divyesh Jadav IBM Blockchain; Emin Gun Sirer Bloxroute Labs; Mike Han, Splend moderator PPS Narayan 5pm Finish

  • Blockchain Developer Fundamentals Workshop

    Sheppard Mullin

    PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT YOU MUST BOOK TICKETS @UNIVERSE https://fin.sv/2QqzJuj Learn about all you need to know about the Fundamentals of Blockchain Developing #fundamentalsblockchain Want to pay with Cryptocurrency? Pay for Tickets Here https://fin.sv/2QjKkqR Whether, you've coded or have never coded before, by the end of this workshop, you'll have made a decentralized application on the ethereum network Pavan talks about the content that will be covered in this workshop https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtdwK-5fGUo In this all day workshop, we'll cover * how to use a coding editor * Front end development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery) * Blockchain, Smart Contract and Ethereum fundamentals * basics of Solidity (smart contract langauge for Ethereum) * Web3 (connects your front end to your smart contract) Please bring your laptop (mac or windows is fine), charger Pavan Katepalli, Adjunct Instructor UC Berkeley He resides in San Francisco where he teaches data analytics and web development at UC Berkeley, creates decentralized applications and plays in the San Francisco Football League. Pavan entered into the cryptocurrency space in 2013 and has worked and programmed with renowned core bitcoin developer, Jimmy Song. In 2014, Pavan co-founded and was CTO of INRTracker.com and raised $100k in seed funding from Rodger Ford, Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Co-Founder of Reliantheart Inc, a biotech company in Houston, Texas leveraging NASA technology to replace the left ventricle of the heart. In 2015, Pavan co-founded a Series A stage Technology Company that has raised 30 million dollars of venture funding and has expanded internationally. Before that Pavan led an elite team of developers at MediaMath, a leader in the ad tech space to put in technology systems to scale the $300 million dollar company towards an inevitable billion dollar IPO. Pavan has a BA in Mathematics and Economics from Rutgers University. Shortly after he was a speaker for TedX. 8:00am to 8:30am Registrations 8:30am to 12:00pm Blockchain Developer Fundamentals Workshop 12:00pm to 1:00pm Lunch 1:00pm to 5:00pm Blockchain Developer Fundamentals Workshop

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  • How Bitcoin Mining Works?

    Sheppard Mullin

    PLS NOTE THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT: YOU MUST BOOK @UNIVERSE https://fin.sv/2n8G5Rj Learn about all you need to know about how Bitcoin Mining works before you decide to do it #bitcoinmining Launching an ICO or got a Blockchain startup? Book a demo table & get a video of your 3min pitch! Want to pay with Cryptocurrency? Pay for Tickets Here https://fin.sv/2rqSoue Cryptocurrency mining is painstaking, expensive, and only sporadically rewarding. Nonetheless, mining has a magnetic draw for many investors interested in cryptocurrency. This may be because entrepreneurial types see mining as pennies from heaven, like California gold prospectors in 1848. And if you are technologically inclined, why not do it? Daniel Edwards & Blake Richman will explain the pros & cons of bitcoin mining & answer all your questions. There will also be an ASIC Miner on display. Daniel Edwards CEO stealth mode blockchain startup Dan has over 10 years of experience in corporate development, operations and finance. Previously Daniel was the Vice President of Finance and Operations at CashBet. CashBet was the world’s only complete, crypto-ready iGaming platform. Under his leadership CashBet became venture backed, scaled international and achieved profitability. He also lead CashBet through a successful ICO and to become the first blockchain company in the world to sponsor a major league sports team, Arsenal Football Club from London. Prior to joining CashBet, Daniel worked as an Investment Banker at Financial Technology Partners, D.A. Davidson, Wells Fargo and Wachovia. He advised technology companies on mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and strategic corporate development. He has successfully closed over 15 M&A and capital raise transactions. Daniel is also a board member of several technology companies spanning from London to Silicon Valley. He has been a blockchain enthusiast since 2011 and speaks at conferences all around the world about blockchain and cryptocurrency. Daniel graduated with a B.S. in Finance & minor in Chemistry from Oregon State University. Blake Richman Head Trader/Portfolio Manager NovaBlock Capital NovaBlock Capital is a blockchain and digital asset focused investment fund. Prior to his role at NovaBlock, Blake advised formation-stage funds on investment strategy, market dynamics, and custodianship. Before diving into the blockchain space, he held positions in venture capital and debt capital markets. Blake lives in Palo Alto, California, where he is involved in the blockchain investment and entrepreneur communities.

  • Tokenized Assets, a Modern Capital Market

    Sheppard Mullin

    PLS NOTE: THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT YOU MUST BOOK @UNIVERSE https://fin.sv/2NR2sqU Launching an ICO or got an FinTech startup? Book a demo table & get a video of your 3min pitch! Want to pay with Cryptocurrency? Pay for Tickets Here https://fin.sv/2rqSoue Jamie Finn, CoFounder Securitize Jamie is a well traveled executive who has worked in 6 countries with startups & corporates. He is currently the co-founder and President of Securitize, the leading platform for Security Token Issuances. During his more than 18 years of experience he has participated in over $500m worth of transactions including Kontera, Sansa Security, Jajah, Tokbox, RingRing Media and Zingy and has seen his share of meeting rooms across the globe. His previous employers include Ericsson, Telefònica o2 and AT&T and he has worked at numerous startups including Zingy, RingRing Media, Thumbplay, Kontera and Sansa Security and Aki Technologies. He has been in San Francisco for the past 5 years after spending 6 years in London and becoming a Chelsea supporter. Jamie grew up in Puerto Rico and is a native English and Spanish speaker. Mason Borda, CEO/CoFounder Tokensoft TokenSoft is the market leader in launching and supporting compliant security token sales through its white label, SaaS token sale platform. An expert on blockchain compliance, Mr. Borda works closely with private equity funds, investment banks and other financial institutions to implement next-generation, blockchain-based equity structures, and has supported the launch of tokens as compliant securities in over 50 countries. Prior to launching TokenSoft, Mr. Borda developed and scaled foundational technologies for Bitcoin and Ethereum, the world’s two largest cryptocurrency platforms. His notable achievements include architecting the custody infrastructure for the blockchain launched by the Royal Mint of England, developing the world’s first-ever multi-signature Ethereum web wallet, and helping scale BitGo, a cryptocurrency custody platform, up to $1 billion in transactions per month. Mr. Borda holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo and an MS in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University. Blake Richman Head Trader/Portfolio Manager NovaBlock Capital NovaBlock Capital is a blockchain and digital asset focused investment fund. Prior to his role at NovaBlock, Blake advised formation-stage funds on investment strategy, market dynamics, and custodianship. Before diving into the blockchain space, he held positions in venture capital and debt capital markets. Blake lives in Palo Alto, California, where he is involved in the blockchain investment and entrepreneur communities. John Gotts Founder/Chairman StokensInc John is the world's foremost expert on compliant coins, whether stokens (security tokens) or commodity cryptocurrencies. He started the first crypto self-regulating body with pioneers of the most successful coins, He co-wrote the best legal argument to-date on creating a compliant commodity crypto or stoken after spending more than 20,000 hours of research, talking with the lawyers for many the top cryptocurrency creators. His attorney is a retired SEC Commissioner and helped him to write Zen and the Art of Compliant Coin Maintenance. Moderator: John Boitnott, Journalist/Digital Consultant. John has worked at TV, newspapers, radio and Internet companies for 20 years. He's an advisor at StartupGrind.com and has written for Fast Company, NBC, Inc Magazine, Entrepreneur, BusinessInsider, USAToday and Venturebeat among others.Moderator: John Boitnott, Journalist/Digital Consultant. John has worked at TV, newspapers, radio and Internet companies for 20 years. He's an advisor at StartupGrind.com and has written for Fast Company, NBC, Inc Magazine, Entrepreneur, BusinessInsider, USAToday and Venturebeat among others.

  • Security & Storage: Protecting Your Digital Assets

    Sheppard Mullin

    PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT YOU MUST BOOK @UNIVERSE https://fin.sv/2Lem3PR Launching an ICO or got a Blockchain startup? Book a demo table & get a video of your 3min pitch! Want to pay with Cryptocurrency? Pay for Tickets Here https://fin.sv/2rqSoue Daniel Cawrey CoFounder/CEO Pactum Capital Pactum Capital is a firm helping cryptocurrency stakeholders manage risk. He was previously a Contributing Editor for CoinDesk, the largest news resource for the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry. Benedict Chan CTO BitGo Ben has vast experience developing blockchain and wallet platforms. He founded EtherLi, the world’s first multisignature web wallet for Ethereum. Ben's interests in the decentralized space include practical scalability, identity, and security. Daniel Edwards CEO stealth mode blockchain startup Dan has over 10 years of experience in corporate development, operations and finance. Previously Daniel was the Vice President of Finance and Operations at CashBet. CashBet was the world’s only complete, crypto-ready iGaming platform. Under his leadership CashBet became venture backed, scaled international and achieved profitability. He also lead CashBet through a successful ICO and to become the first blockchain company in the world to sponsor a major league sports team, Arsenal Football Club from London. Prior to joining CashBet, Daniel worked as an Investment Banker at Financial Technology Partners, D.A. Davidson, Wells Fargo and Wachovia. He advised technology companies on mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and strategic corporate development. He has successfully closed over 15 M&A and capital raise transactions. Daniel is also a board member of several technology companies spanning from London to Silicon Valley. He has been a blockchain enthusiast since 2011 and speaks at conferences all around the world about blockchain and cryptocurrency. Daniel graduated with a B.S. in Finance & minor in Chemistry from Oregon State University. George Li CoFounder WeTrust.io WeTrust.io's mission is to enable decentralized financial inclusion using blockchain technologies. To date, WeTrust has deployed the Trusted Lending Circle on the Ethereum blockchain, and has partnered with top non-profit organizations in the US for their next product -- a fundraising platform called WeTrust Spring. Learn more at spring.wetrust.io George is also currently an advisor to several blockchain companies including Marconi.org, Choon.co, and Bounty0x.io Moderator: Blake Richman Head Trader/Portfolio Manager NovaBlock Capital NovaBlock Capital is a blockchain and digital asset focused investment fund. Prior to his role at NovaBlock, Blake advised formation-stage funds on investment strategy, market dynamics, and custodianship. Before diving into the blockchain space, he held positions in venture capital and debt capital markets. Blake lives in Palo Alto, California, where he is involved in the blockchain investment and entrepreneur communities.